Texas Sandfest for Family Fun


Texas SandFest: April 19-21

Start a New Family Tradition! Stay at Cinnamon Shore for Texas SandFest

Cinnamon Shore is an official sponsor of this family-friendly, internationally known event!  See a PHOTO GALLERY of all the fun and check out our SandFest Special for 1 Bonus Night's Stay + complimentary tickets! See SandFest Special HERE!

New Festival Location! Closer to Cinnamon Shore

Stay at Cinnamon Shore, and it's an easy golf cart ride to the beachfront festival, where lots of family fun and amazing sand sculptures await! See details below!
With our SandFest Special, enjoy 1 complimentary night + complimentary festival tickets! Click HERE!

*subject to availability

Family Fun at SandFest!

•Watch master sand sculptors put on a show and marvel at their creations! Enjoy the work of Master Duo Sculptors, Master Solo Sculptors, and Semi-Pro Sculptors.
•Enter the amateur contest and show-off your own sand castle-building skills. Families at Cinnamon Shore have won awards in the past for their creations! 
•Enjoy live music, food trucks, and shopping.
•Take kids to the expanded kids activities area and go to Lesson Mountain for get tips and tricks they can use all summer!

What is Texas SandFest?

Port Aransas is home to the largest, native-sand sculpture competition in the United States. First a small, local competition back in 1997, the event has become an internationally recognized, three-day, family event that attracts renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of international visitors each year! The event benefits the community by raising funds for local charities and scholarships for high school students.

Live Music Schedule

Rich Lockhart 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Sarah Hobbs 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bri Bagwell 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Coastal Benders 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
SA Lights 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Squeezebox Bandits 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Micky and the Motorcars  6 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Dunebillies 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Selfless Lovers 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
John Elijah Band 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Spazmatics 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where is SandFest?

SandFest has moved a closer to Cinnamon Shore, with activities stretching between beach markers 13 and 17. Now, it's easier than ever to ride down the beach in a golf cart, park, and enjoy the music, food, and fun! Golf cart rentals are available on site at Cinnamon Shore.


If you use our SandFest Special by booking a stay during SandFest at Cinnamon Shore, you can receive complimentary tickets to SandFest courtesy of Cinnamon Shore. If you need additional tickets, here's the scoop! Three-day wristbands are available at each entrance and serve as your ticket to the masters gallery, music tent, and more. Cash only. Not sold in advance. No one-day tickets available. Adults (ages 13 and up): $30; Kids 6-12: $5; Kids 5 and under: Free. Purchase tickets HERE.

Learn more at texassandfest.org.


Stay at Cinnamon Shore for SandFest!  Book 2, Get One Complimentary night + Complimentary SandFest Tickets. Click HERE!